Dr. B. Collier Watson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the foot and ankle. Raised in Blakely, Georgia, he received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Georgia in 2006. Afterward he attended the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus of Virginia Tech, graduating in 2010. He next moved to Columbus, Ohio where he did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Doctors Hospital/Ohio University COM and went on to complete a one-year orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center.
Dr. Watson has expertise in both common and complex disorders of the foot and ankle. His primary clinical interest is in foot and ankle reconstruction, including total ankle replacement, deformity correction, trauma, and sports-related injuries/disorders of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Watson is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. In his spare time, Dr. Watson enjoys exercising, being outdoors, spending time with his family, and following collegiate sports, especially his beloved Georgia Bulldogs.
“I am proud to be a part of the Hughston Clinic, which I believe provides not only high quality but comprehensive musculoskeletal care through many sub-specialties. My sub-specialty training in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery allows me to provide a customized surgical or non-surgical treatment strategy for my patients. My wife and I are proud to be raising our family in our home state and have enjoyed getting involved in the Columbus community.”
"I've been here for my husband's needs but never my own until yesterday. Dr. Watson was very friendly and addressed my issue without making it more than it was or trying to garner more from insurance. He listened to me and explained what he felt and knew the issue was and explained my options to fix it. I trust his knowledge and experience. The tech who was to fit me for a device was honest and saved me money by recommending another source for the exact same item as my insurance did not cover it. Hughston is a great facility and everyone, from check in to drs, aids, techs, were friendly and welcoming. Thank you for all you do."
“Just go to Dr. Benjamin Watson and get it done properly the first time.”
"Have seen Dr. Watson for various foot issues since 2016. He and his staff are wonderful, genuinely kind and so easy to work with. Love them!"
"I received excellent medical care. Dr. Watson has a great personality and shows that he cares for the patient."
"Dr. Watson was warm and welcoming. He was thorough with his exam, and listened attentively to the history of my injury. He approached the discussion of treatment plan matter of factly, and was neither dismissive or panic inducing. Bedside manner was excellent, and he treated staff very kindly."